Dimapur, April 20 (EMN): Emphasising that there are many areas which need to be developed, Chief Minister Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu today insisted focussing on human resource development on priority.
Speaking as the chief guest on the 15th annual literary day of the Nagaland University Students’ Union (NUSU), Kohima Campus, at RCEMPA, Jotsoma, this morning, chief minister emphasised that human resource development is the only asset through which the Nagas can progress.
While stressing on the need to pursue and strive for human development in the field of education, he stressed that some sort of skills should also be taught while imparting education so that students can earn their livelihood and not be so dependent on the government to provide employment.
Calling upon the students, parents, teachers as well as the public to come together to coordinate properly and go forward to achieve the need of quality education, the chief minister said right kind of education is an asset and a very gainful investment for the society. He cautioned that unless ‘we frame the education policy properly and give right types of guidance, the students may become a liability to our society.’
Dr. Shürhozelie also called upon the students not to pursue mere degrees to get white colour job in the government sector since employment in the government sector has reached a saturation point.
The chief minister said Nagaland government has about 1.40 lakhs government employees including contract and work-charged employees while Manipur has only about 65,000. In this regard, he asked the students to strive for the best and pursue their education to be independent. He also opined that classroom teaching should have the corresponding effect with the prevailing situation and to transfer the classroom teaching into practical realities.
A CMO press release said the chief minister had suggested adopting specific strategy in our education system to impart quality and job-oriented education to our students.
Stating that government had, in the past, opened many schools and colleges to cater the needs of the public, he said the government now have to “concentrate more on giving quality education to students.”
Prof. Buno Liegise, Pro Vice Chancellor in-charge of NU, Kohima Campus, and the guest of honour, in her exhortation, said nobody wants to be stagnate in life but to achieve goals and move forward in life. She, therefore, called upon the students to achieve this desire saying, “We need to think seriously not to remain complacent or be in comfort zone but to be dynamic, work hard and do our best in life and quoted.” She said ‘success comes to doer not fence sitter/observer’.”
The Pro Vice Chancellor also exhorted the students to have a positive attitude towards their studies and said it is their attitude and not their aptitude that determines their altitude to how far they can reach in life.
She also encouraged the students that they are not in the university only to obtain knowledge and information of the subject/discipline they are studying, but to make sure they learn to communicate the knowledge they gained and need to learn how to articulate their thoughts/ideas to others.
She also stressed on the need to pick up skills and be computer-savvy in this information technology age stating that it has become almost impossible to survive without knowing the use of internet and social media.
She also informed that the admission to the University for the year 2017 will be done only through online system.